Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) continuously explores ways to reach people in need with greater quantities of nutritious food and to reach people who are not yet being served in its 13-county service region.
During the year, TAFB increased the number of sites served by its Pantry Express, Senior Share, BackPacks for Kids and Kids Cafe programs. In addition, the total amount of food distributed through TAFB programs increased significantly, as did the support of food and monetary donors and volunteers.
Tarrant Area Food Bank makes maximum use of its resources. With a $1.00 donation, we can provide food for 5 meals, according to the current formula provided by our parent organization, Feeding America.
Of our total income, including the value of the food we handle, 96% goes to programs to stop hunger, and four percent is applied toward administrative expenses and fundraising.
We increase our productivity with the help of community volunteers. Over 8,600 volunteers contributed over 80,000 hours of service to TAFB in fiscal year 2013-2014, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars.
– Lead food drives
– Inspect, sort and repack unsold food from retailers as well as donations from the community
– Assist with nutrition education and meals production
– Help with fundraising events and office work
– Provide technical and professional expertise and advice.
Tarrant Area Food Bank meets Better Business Bureau Standards for Charitable Solicitations. For details, visit bbb.org/fort-worth.
Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America have recognized us with their Best in America seal based on their rigorous annual review of our public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness. These standards include those required by the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and the State Employees Charitable Campaign (SECC). For more information about these two campaigns, go to Government Employee Giving Campaigns on this website.
Annual Report FY 2013/2014View